Sunday, July 31, 2011

Procrastinate? Check.

I love this sweet little embroidered cake I found at Style Me Pretty.  But I really can't decide if I want one stacked wedding cake or three small layered cakes of different flavors.  This is why I procrastinate.  It's hard for me to make a choice!

I'm a procrastinator, and I'm really good at it.  Generally speaking, I can knock out huge projects in small amounts of time with a fair amount of ease.  However, I'm quickly learning that some things can't be ignored or put off when it comes to wedding planning.  It's time to pull the trigger and make the tough decisions.  It's time to get things done.  Why, just look at my To Do List!

  • Sew more napkins (yes, still).
  • Buy more dessert plates from the Pasadena Flea Market.
  • Create some sort of an altar for the ceremony venue.
  • Find a rental vendor. 
  • Book a rental vendor.
  • Fix my iPod.
  • Find a caterer.
  • Book a caterer.
  • Find a cake vendor.
  • Book a cake vendor.
  • Go suit shopping with Adam.
  • Buy rings.
  • Make the playlists for the ceremony and the reception.
  • Tailor my dress.
  • Get shoes, veil, jewelry, etc.
  • Hair.
  • Make up.
  • Sew flag garlands.
  • Make heart garlands.
  • Make "Just Married" garland.
  • Paint wooden signs for the reception (Thank You, Bride, Groom, etc...).
  • Find a babysitter for the reception (to watch the little ones while the big ones par-tay).
  • Buy flowers from the Downtown Flower Mart
  • Make bouquets and boutonnieres.
  • Buy booze.
  • Bake stuff.
  • Write vows.
  • Ask for/Collect photos of married guests.
  • Paint the guest book (not a book in actuality, a canvas instead).
  • Order groom's pie (Raspberry Rhubarb, to be exact) from Linn's.
  • String lights at the reception site.
I'm sure there are more things to add to the list, but I'm tired, and lazy, and refuse to look at the list I made three months ago that's stuck to the fridge. Because it's all the way in the kitchen.  I'll do it tomorrow.  
~ the green/green bride

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lucky Girl

My aunt Diane left behind a sea of vintage collectibles in her tiny two bedroom apartment.  Before she passed we joked about how I would go "shopping" throughout her place for everything I needed for my wedding.  Well, I recently went shopping, and this is what I got.
Gorgeous plates and platters of various sizes and colors.

Impossibly old tins, perfect for housing bushels of hydrangea and peonies (Diane's favorites).

Mason jars for centerpieces.  Most of these are actually from my collection.  And when I say my collection, I mean they're the remnants from my eats and drinks over the last year or so.

I'm halfway through my napkin making adventure.  The colorful collection on top is made from fabric I picked up downtown.  The blue and white stack is made from fabric I found at Diane's place.

Check out this beautiful teapot, sugar and creamer set.  Don't hate.

This is a teeny, tiny, pinky fingernail amount of linen from Diane's collection. She owned an insane amount of stuff.  That woman loved her some linen.

A few of the pieces are damaged, technically.  But the great thing about 'shabby chic' goods is that their imperfections become apart of their perfection.

Beautiful old books, great for stacking underneath little porcelain candy dishes or votive candles.

Just look at the detail on the spine of The Scarlet Letter.  They don't make 'em like they used to.

The original owner wrote a handwritten passage in French, along with the date.  Anyone read French?... At least, I think it's French.

The original publishing date is nearly 120 years old.  Awesome.
I'm a lucky gal.
~the green/green bride

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Hollis and Charlie: a couple of cute kids I know.
Hollis is almost as happy about her graham cracker as I am happy about this photograph.
Adam and I are trying to figure out if we should have young children at our wedding.  Here are the pros and cons to not having kids at the wedding that have been bouncing back and forth between our brains the last few days:


  1. Guests can have a great time drinking, dancing and living it up without worrying about whether or not a kid has broken a glass or stuck their hand in the cake or started a fire.
  2. We can invite more adults.

  1. The pictures won't have any cute flower girl shots or photos of little boys break dancing on the dance floor.

The lists are short, but the question still remains. Should we invite kids to the wedding?  
We need your help. Help us out and leave a comment telling us what you think.
~ the green/green bride